7 Reasons Why I Love Bone Broth!
Updated: Feb 13
Far as I am concerned bone broth is a superfood! It is full of essential nutrients that help our bodies function optimally. Our ancestors used every part of the animal. Simmering animal bones releases the vital nutrients from them including collagen, glucosamine, glutathione and glutamine. I believe a cup of bone broth should be included in everyone’s daily diet as it is nature’s multi-vitamin/mineral.
7 reasons why I love bone broth:
There was a reason why your grandmother would make you homemade chicken soup when you were sick. The high concentration of essential minerals in bone broth boosts your immunity. Therefore, bone broth can help you fight off the cold and flu.
L-glutamine in bone broth helps to improve digestion, reduce inflammation and seal a leaky gut. Leaky gut is a syndrome when there is increased intestinal permeability. The increased intestinal permeability allows undigested food particles to enter the bloodstream resulting in an immune response creating inflammation in the body. Leaky gut is associated with food sensitivities and intolerances. Sealing the gut helps improve digestion by allowing the nutrients you consume to be absorbed.
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Bone broth is full of essential amino acids required for muscle protein synthesis that is needed for ongoing growth, repair and maintenance of your muscles.
Bone broth contains all the required nutrients for healthy bones and teeth: boron, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, and B vitamins.
The collagen found in bone broth promotes healthy skin, hair and nails. Collagen helps to form elastin, helping you to look younger.
Glucosamine found in bone broth helps to ease joint pain. Glucosamine helps to support the loss of cartilage, supporting joint health, flexibility and comfort.
Bone Broth contains sulphur and glutathione which boost detoxification. Sulphur and glutathione lower your toxic load by promoting phase II liver detoxification.
How to make your own bone broth
3-4 lbs of beef bones or poultry carcass
1 small can of tomato paste
3 celery stalks
bunch of parsley stems
1 sprig of thyme
2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
1 cup shiitake mushrooms
2 tsp whole black peppercorns
filtered water to cover
Rub bones with tomato paste and roast in the oven first at 425⁰ F for 30 minutes.
Then put bones and rest of ingredients in a slow cooker, add water, just enough to cover everything, cook for 12-24 hours, it should be like gelatin when it cools.
Freeze in muffin tins and rinse the bottom of the muffin tin with warm water to loosen. Store in container or bag in the freezer. You can then use small amounts each day or make a soup with it. Enjoy!
Dr. Axe. Bone broth benefits for digestion, arthritis and cellulite. https://draxe.com/the-healing-power-of-bone-broth-for-digestion-arthritis-and-cellulite/
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